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If a staycation is on the cards this year, why not throw a few things in your campervan and head off for an exciting Cornish adventure?

From art galleries to outdoor theatres, there is so much to explore for all ages. Or why not simply head south for the stunning beaches?

With over 300 beaches and coves to explore along the 250 miles of coastline, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

We’ve found nine locations that you simply cannot afford to miss while you’re out and about in the county.

And remember to protect your campervan and its contents with campervan insurance, too, to make sure your trip goes as smoothly as possible.

 

Minack Theatre

Perched high on a cliff in Portcurno, just four miles from Land’s End, you’ll find the breathtaking Minack Theatre.

Meynek in Cornish means rocky place and that’s exactly how this theatre started nearly 100 years ago – with audiences standing on the cliff top trying to avoid the 90-foot drop down to waves below!

Today, you can see performances as diverse as The Wind in the Willows, Sister Act and classics like Romeo and Juliet.

Don’t miss the Minack Gardens on the site, too, with 1.5 acres of beautiful landscaped planting to explore.

A steep stone theatre on a rocky cliff looking over the blue Cornish sea on a sunny day

Padstow Harbour

If you’re travelling with little ones, Padstow is the perfect place to brush up on those surf skills at the Harlyn Surf School.

Conservation fans can also stop off at the award-winning visitor centre of the National Lobster Hatchery.

Here you will be able to learn about the different stages of the lobster’s lifecycle and see what the team is doing to try to preserve these fascinating creatures.

And, of course, if you don’t fancy cooking in your camper one night, you can always take a seat at Rick Stein’s seafood bar – set in the middle of the famous restaurant, there’s no need to make a reservation and you can still order anything off the menu.

 

St Michael’s Mount

One of the most Instagram-worthy locations in Cornwall – and there are SO many – St Michael’s Mount near Marazion is steeped in myth and legend and is the perfect place to satisfy your craving for a little history.

Now managed by the National Trust, the tidal island can be reached by a cobbled causeway – a path that has been tred by pilgrims and giants alike!

The medieval castle, sub-tropical gardens and priory await you on the other side. Trips by boat are weather and sea dependent, so check before you travel.

An old house on top of a large mound just off the cost with a path to it covered by the high tide

Tate St Ives

Art lovers will be right at home in Cornwall. The Tate St Ives is in a prime position overlooking the Atlantic and houses some incredible pieces created by artists with a link to the county. 

Visit the website to see what’s on during your visit. There are regular family activities, too - great if you’re travelling with little ones.

You can also stroll around the nearby Barbara Hepworth museum and sculpture garden (just a three-minute walk away from the Tate) and marvel at the bronze, wood and stone creations from one of the 20th century’s most important artists.

 

Carbis Bay

No trip to Cornwall would be complete without a visit to Carbis Bay and a day lounging on the beach. This is what we buy campervans for, after all, isn’t it?

Carbis Bay is just one of Cornwall’s seven award-winning Blue Flag beaches and its sheltered spot means that it’s perfect for young families who want to come for a paddle!

At low tide, why not take a stroll around to Porth Kidney sands and the RSPB bird sanctuary, before grabbing some traditional fish and chips in the harbour?

A busy sandy bay enclosed by trees in the distance on a sunny day

Tintagel Castle

If your little ones are enthralled by the legend of King Arthur or you’re a bit of a

history buff yourself, Tintagel Castle will inspired and excite you in equal measure.

A new footbridge has now linked the two halves of this 13th century castle, so you can explore the whole area more easily.

Soak up the atmosphere and views over the dramatic headland and marvel at the life-sized bronze sculpture Gallos (Cornish for power), which bears an uncanny resemblance to King Arthur himself.

Be aware that timed tickets are now in operation in order to help preserve the archeology of this beautiful place.

 

Eden project

If you visited the Eden Project when it first opened back in 2001, perhaps it’s time to rediscover this incredible eco attraction.

Explore the giant Rainforest and Mediterranean biomes and experience the different climates and environments inside or take a trip on the SkyWire – one of the longest zip wire rides in England.

There are even marathons and mass-participation cycle rides taking place at Eden throughout the year – so if you’ve planned to get on your bike during your trip to Cornwall, this might be the perfect way to do it.

Incidentally, fans of cycling may want to coincide their trip with the start of the Tour of Britain, which makes its grand depart from Penzance on 5th September 2020.

A green hill side with large transparent domes and a visitor centre

Port Issac

Fans of Doc Martin should plan a stop at Portwenn, otherwise known as Port Isaac, the beautiful little fishing village where the popular TV series is based.

You can even take a dedicated Doc Martin walking tour that stops at key locations from the series and lets you delve deeper into the history of the area.

 

Campervan insurance for your Cornish adventure

Protect your home on wheels and the contents inside with campervan insurance from Motorhome Protect.

We have years of experience finding the right policy for you and your trip so give the team a call today.

Whether you want to go exploring at home or abroad, Motorhome Protect can offer unlimited EU cover for your campervan.

Other benefits include enhanced cover for personal effects and up to six months’ cover for a self-build conversion.

And remember to tell the team if you’re a member of a campervan club – it could save you a tidy sum on your premium.

Get a quote today.

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